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Sylvie Boisel “Joie de Vivre” isn’t just a phrase; it’s a way of life.
Trained as a singer and actress, she gravitated towards jazz and the great Edith Piaf’s work, loving the rebellious, irrepressible spirit of the music. She quickly made a name for herself in Paris and the surrounding province in theatre and music festivals as a “Chanteuse Humoristique,” using music and humor to delight audiences and introduce them to her unique brand of charm in both English and French.
In 2006, she moved to Australia where once again she blazed her own trail and became well-known for her distinctive shows and enthusiastic audiences. She participated in numerous major national events. She was invited to appear at the Wallabies luncheon– a nationally televised event of the official national Rugby team, where she performed before Prime Minister, John Howard. She particularly endeared herself to Australia with her adaptation in French of, “I Still Call Australia Home,” a song that is often considered the country’s ‘second national anthem’. She is now in the US. In New York City she performed steadily, creating a one-woman show, “Passion et Charme: Songs and Stories of Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier” at the Metropolitan Room on Broadway. She also appeared at “Best of France” in Times Square, and in 2016 was artist in residence at French Tart, the up-and-coming club owned by Chef Laurent Chavenet. At that same time, she developed a project with El Capitain Nemo productions and Café Hero Espectaculo, working on an album with the Madrilenes.
Sylvie currently divides her time performing between New York City and Las Vegas, her home base. Visit her website for more information: http://www.frenchmusic.info
Multifaceted spiritual teacher and entertainer, Spirit Jordache, has toured the world since 1978. Either through his dancing, paintings, singing, modeling and now also a spiritual teacher.
Spirit was born and raised in Mexico and by the age 15 he was already a professional dancer as part of the Hip-Hop crew “The Muppets”, with whom he toured all around the country. By age 18, he moved on to the, then famous, crew “The Four Beans” who incorporated dancing, lip synching and theatre.
At age 21, he moved to the State of Oregon USA, where he immersed himself into the local art scene. While in Portland he appeared in several theatre plays, either as a dancer, secondary role and also as a lead role. He modeled for many institutions, including “Nike Running” and “Adidas Soccer”.
It was during this time that he met the members of the world famous group (New Shoes), “Nu Shoez”, best known for their super hit “I can’t wait”, with whom he danced as a backup dancer.
He was also the lead dancer, for the “other” “Nu Shoez project called “Afro-Cuban Ensemble”, with whom he toured the northwest.
He was also a featured country singer at the “Aloha” Night Club and was invited to sing back in his home town Guanajuato at the “Basilica de Guanajuato” built in 1878. During all this time he has been a painter, specializing in acrylic on canvas and mixed media, and several commission pieces adorn the home of his clientele around the world.
He resides in Las Vegas, where he has performed for Venetian Casino, Rock House Night Club, Fête de la musique among other venues. He has toured as a soloist dancer in countries like France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Mexico and Canada, and soon to perform for audiences in Holland, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. When Spirit isn’t performing, he can be found spreading the teachings of Buddha and Rumi, for he is the author of the best seller book “Let Your Dog Out” and as spiritual teacher for clients all around the world, spreading the simple words of Rumi : “Listen to the moan of a dog for its master, the whining is the connection. There are love dogs no one knows the names of give your life to be one of tem”.
Bill Binnings was born in New Orleans, LA and raised about an hour away in the French Cajun Country of Bayou Lafourche (Parish). His Grandparents' Families both had French lineage back to Lyon and Marseilles, France and his Dad's Mother spoke beautiful French (Parisian) unlike the Cajun dialect spoken locally. He began playing guitar in 1963 and never stopped...it has been his passion all these years. He has performed in Austin, TX before moving to Las Vegas back in 2008. Since then, he has played for Corporate Events at Caesar's, Belaggio, Mirage and The Platinum as well as weddings, cocktail parties and private events of all kinds in the Las Vegas/Henderson area. His repertoire is very eclectic and covers big radio songs from the 50-'s through current day with heavy emphasis on Classic and Alt Rock as well a Ballads and Pop Classics. His Audiences all love the music and I have 5-Star ratings on professional websites where I am featured as a performer.
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Our MC and performer for the evening is the talented M.T. She is a songwriter, a singer and a musician born in Tahiti (French Polynesia). She has a passion for music and intends to make it her career. Please support M.T and her singing career by liking her Facebook Page.
Our performers for 2017
Sebastien Theve is a multi-talented creative. Comedian, singer, lighting and video designer, he signed many collaborations with international artists, such as Jennifer Lopez, Coldplay, Robbie Williams, Karl Lagerfeld, Bon Jovi…
He played the MC in Twisted Vegas and also played in French musicals: Romeo and Juliet (Prince of Verona and Juliet’s father), Notre-Dame de Paris (Poet Gringoire) and Starmania (Zero Janvier).
He also has a strong experience in TV, as he was a judge and coach for 5 years for France’s version of The Voice pre-selections.
Merci Sebastien for performing for us tonight!
Our Sponsors for the Event
Sylvie Hugo is a multi-talented French native. She was a Jury Member at “Performances d”Acteurs de Cannes” Palais des Festival de Cannes and received the Young Talent Price Ecole Regionale d’Acteurs de Cannes. She wrote and direct her own One-woman-show, La Comedia in Cannes. She performed in different plays: On purge bébé (Jullie Follavoine, Lead character) Théâtre des Grands Chemins, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Candy Star) Temporalia Company (National Tour), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania, lead character) Festival d’Avignon, L’Héritier de village (Claudine, lead character) Festival de Valreas, The Red and White Resurrection of Romeo and Juliet (The Nanny) La Semeuse and in movies: La Repentie with Isabelle Adjani (Guest), The Pie (Marie) Celluloid, May Scenes (Marie) Director Serge Leroy and on TV, Fallait pas l’inviter cashier Michel Muller for Canal , radio: Les Aventures mythologiques de Dédale Innkeeper France Culture. Impersonators show (Marilyn Monroe, Edith Piaf, Madonna) at Check Point Pub Nice. She sings Jazz, Musical Theater, Rock, R & Blues, Pop with her
We are delighted to announce our fourth Fête de la Musique Event. Inspired by "La Fête de la musique ", an international event celebrated in more than 100 countries. The AFLV Music Festival will present artists from the local scene with a French touch... but not
only! More information coming soon...
Join us for a night of live music, dancing, delicious Cuban food, raffle and much more....
Members: $35 - Non Members $42
The tickets include a full menu set (with a vegetarian option) with soft drinks, coffee, tea and tips. Check our Menu here.
This event is going to sell out fast... Make sure you make your reservation before June 17, 2017!
Fête de la Musique
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 6.30 - 10.00PM
Havana Grill restaurant- 8878 S Eastern Ave #100, Las Vegas, NV 89123